Managing in Public Sector Services FdSc
The public sector continues to be a major employer in the south-west region and is the focus of regional policy to develop the management skills of those working within it. Encompassing regional and local government, uniformed services, health services and a multitude of governmental bodies, there are a wealth of opportunities in management for those committed to public service.
The course has been developed in close collaboration with the regional development project for public service education and development organised by Plymouth University, and with a number of key employers who have provided expert input into the degree. The foundation degree has recently been updated to keep its content current after a consultation with a number of local employers.
The course should appeal to anyone who is interested in working in the public sector in uniformed and non-uniformed roles and who want to enter their field at a management level.
- Research Methods
- Individual and Group Behaviour
- Organisational Behaviour
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Society, Government and Politics
- Professional Practice
- Independent Research Project
- Financial Resources
- Applied Psychology for the Public Services
- Managing People
- Media and Public Awareness
Year 2 Elective Modules:
- Criminology and Community Safety, or
- Major Incidents and Emergency Planning
100% coursework including work placement.
- Deen Najubudeen LLM, LLB (Hons) (London)
- Lynne Plested BA (Hons), PGCE, MISPAL
- Maurice Holdstock MA, Cert Ed, MIOSH, DMS, GIFE
- Roger Selway BA (Hons)
- Lauren Richards BSoc Sci (Cape Town), Cert Ed
- Andrew Leafe QPM
The usual entry point score requirement at age 18 is 180 UCAS points (eg. Extended Diploma with MMP or above; three A Levels grade D or above, however experience and other qualifications will be taken into consideration. For consideration please discuss with the course tutor.
Age 21 plus entry is considered on an individual basis with the course tutor in lieu of experience, enthusiasm, and other forms of evidence of aptitude.
How to Apply
Please apply directly to Strode College, either online or complete the application form in the middle of the Higher Education Prospectus.
Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.
Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.
Acceptance of place offers is expected within three weeks of an offer being made. Please direct applications to central admissions.
2013-2014 HE Term Dates
The Higher Education term dates for 2013-14 are:
- w/c 16 September 2013 - w/e 20 December 2013
- w/c 6 January 2014 - w/e 4 April 2014
- w/c Tue 22 April 2014 - w/e13 June 2014
Successful completion of the foundation degree can lead to stage 3, final year through the approved route to the BSc (Hons) Public Services degree at Plymouth University. Management, Politics, Public Services and associated degrees are available at other universities. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
Employer Support From
- Avon and Somerset Constabulary
- Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
- HM Prison Service
- West Country Ambulance Trust
- Royal Marines, Army
- Somerset Emergency Planning Unit
- Somerset Witness Support Service
- Mendip District Council
Potential work placements include: Mendip District Council, Somerset Witness Support Service, Special Constabulary and Territorial Army.
Strode code: BH4PSH
Level: HE Level C
Awarding body: Plymouth University
Length: 2, 3 or 4 years or modular
Contact: Strode College Admissions team